Truth in the Lie
HoneyBadger Lyrics


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The time you walked that road, the time you left it all behind you
It was late for cries, too late for tears
The time you closed that door when you forgot the eyes around you
Thought that freedom hid this kind of fear

Don't go back, don't you think of despair
Taste all your feelings and dare
Breathe all the truth in the lie
And at last, you cut all the ropes from your limbs
The Kings and the Queens on the screens
They laugh, they don't know how to cry

You had your life all set, all your accounts, and your betrayals
Was a show till now, you had a blast
All that emptiness, all the burden on your chest
It kept dragging down, dragging you fast

Don't go back, don't you think of despair
Taste all your feelings and dare
Breathe all the truth in the lie
And at last, you cut all the ropes from your limbs
The Kings and the Queens on the screens
They laugh, they don't know how to cry

Don't go back, don't you think of despair
Taste all your feelings and dare
Breathe all the truth in the lie
And at last, you cut all the ropes from your limbs




The Kings and the Queens on the screens
They laugh, they don't know how to cry

Overall Meaning

In the song "Truth in the Lie" by HoneyBadger, the lyrics depict a moment of transformation and liberation for the singer. The first verse describes a significant turning point in the character's life, where they made the decision to leave behind a past full of pain and sorrow. The imagery of walking a road and closing a door symbolizes a literal and metaphorical departure from the past, signaling a new beginning. The mention of "too late for cries, too late for tears" conveys a sense of finality and acceptance of the past as the character moves towards a brighter future.


As the lyrics progress, the theme of breaking free from societal expectations and constraints emerges. The singer is urged not to dwell on despair but to embrace their emotions and confront the truth hidden within deception. The idea of cutting ropes from one's limbs metaphorically represents releasing oneself from the ties that bind and limit personal growth and freedom. The reference to "Kings and Queens on the screens" laughing without understanding the depths of emotional pain suggests a critique of superficiality and artificiality in society.


The second verse delves deeper into the inner turmoil and struggles faced by the singer. Despite outward appearances of success and contentment, there is a deep sense of emptiness and burden weighing heavily on their spirit. The lyrics speak to the facade of happiness that the character has maintained, masking their internal struggles and insecurities. The reference to a show and a blast hints at a life lived for appearances rather than genuine fulfillment, leading to a sense of disillusionment and dissatisfaction.


In the repeated chorus, the message of empowerment and self-discovery resonates strongly. The singer is encouraged to confront their emotions and embrace the complexities of their truth, even if it challenges preconceived notions and societal norms. By cutting the ropes that bind them, the character symbolically breaks free from external expectations and finds the courage to live authentically. The juxtaposition of the laughing Kings and Queens on screens, who symbolize superficial influencers, serves as a reminder of the importance of genuine emotions and vulnerability in a world often dominated by artifice.


Line by Line Meaning

The time you walked that road, the time you left it all behind you
When you made the decision to move forward and leave your past behind


It was late for cries, too late for tears
You reached a point where crying and regretting would no longer change anything


The time you closed that door when you forgot the eyes around you
When you chose to ignore external opinions and focus on yourself


Thought that freedom hid this kind of fear
Believing that being free comes with its own set of fears and challenges


You had your life all set, all your accounts, and your betrayals
You had everything planned out, including your past betrayals and mistakes


Was a show till now, you had a blast
Your life was like a performance until this moment, and you enjoyed it


All that emptiness, all the burden on your chest
The sense of emptiness and heaviness you carried within you


It kept dragging down, dragging you fast
It was pulling you down quickly, affecting you deeply


The Kings and the Queens on the screens, They laugh, they don't know how to cry
Referring to the public figures and celebrities who may seem happy but don't show their vulnerable side




Lyrics © O/B/O DistroKid
Written by: Dimitris Vardoulakis

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